Cameo Cinema

Cathy Buck is the proprietor of the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena, one of the oldest single-screen theaters in America.

Jesse Duarte, Star


Star Wars: The Last Jedi“ continues at the Cameo Cinema through Jan. 5. Having taken her first steps into the larger Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on an adventure with Leia (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. Rated PG-13 (2H 32M). It plays daily at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m.

The first showing on Tuesday, Jan. 2, will be moved up an hour to 1 p.m. and feature an appearance by Tory Belleci, who created the Federation battleships and podracers for “Star Wars” at Industrial Light and Magic.

The 5 p.m. showing on Monday, Jan. 8, will be the latest in the Cameo’s Film & Fork series, featuring dinner after the movie created by chef Cindy Pawlcyn and her team at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen. Tickets are $45.

Details: or 287-4172.



The St. Helena Public Library will host an artist reception for its month-long exhibit “Yoko Rankin — Missionary Memories” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Rankin’s paintings reflect her love of nature. Born and raised in Japan, she encountered unique experiences when she married a Zambian farmer and moved to Africa in the 1970s to be a medical missionary. After 25 years in various African countries, she worked in India for several years, then in Japan, before retiring in St. Helena. Her experiences around the globe are reflected in the flora and fauna that she paints. Yoko attempts to convey her sense of awe for creation in the details and colors that she chooses to depict in her flower and animal paintings. The event is sponsored by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.

Admission: Free.

Details: 963-5244 or



Angwin’s NBC Pottery displays their handcrafted ceramics through Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Napa Valley Museum’s Spotlight Gallery. NBC Pottery, from husband and wife team Will and Nikki Callnan, features one-of-a-kind ceramics with an organic edge and rustic flair. This “Unearthed” NBC exhibit is a retrospective of their work over the last 10 years. They showcase the process of creating pottery from raw materials through to finished, glazed pieces (greenware, bisque ware, glaze ware). Collections of service ware, vases, as well as art pieces, including Will Callnan’s Salvador Dali-inspired baker’s dozen plates, are featured. NBC’s work is collected by top chefs and restaurants throughout the Napa Valley and beyond.

Admission: $10 adults/$5 kids and seniors/free for members/military.

Details: 944-0500 or


St. Helena pianist Mike Greensill performs from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Silo’s, 530 Main St. in Napa. Each Wednesday he presents a noted Bay Area vocalist.

Admission: Free.

Details: or 251-5833.



A recent film about the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion and Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and former men’s champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the St. Helena Public Library. Together, the players created a cultural spectacle that echoed far beyond the tennis court. Both actors have been nominated for Golden Globes for their performances. Licensing restrictions prohibit the publication of the film’s title.

Admission: Free.

Details: 963-5244 or



“Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute” will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St. in Napa. As the world’s longest-running tribute to Michael Jackson and the only one to predate his passing, Who’s Bad has stood the test of time for 14 years.

Cost: $20-$35.



The St. Helena Public Library, in connection with the Legion of Honor, will present “Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. The presentation examines the diverse connections between the two artists, who each broke the reigning aesthetic boundaries of the time to find new vocabularies and create powerful agendas for modern paintings and sculpture. The event is sponsored by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.

Admission: Free.

Details: 963-5244 or


Bookmark Napa Valley, the annual fundraiser benefiting the Friends and Foundation, St. Helena Public Library, will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Markham Vineyards, 2812 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29) in St. Helena. There will be a wine reception at 4:30, featuring author meet-and-greets, book sales and signing. Author presentations and a dinner prepared by Oak Avenue Catering will be served at 5:30 p.m. Lisa Napoli, author of “Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies, returning from last year’s Bookmark. She will interview the three other featured authors: Wiley Cash, author of “A Land More Kind Than Home” and “This Dark Road to Mercy,” Lisa Dickey, longtime ghostwriter and author of “Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia,” and Ivy Pochoda, author of “Visitation Street” and “Wonder Valley.”

Tickets: $150.

Details: or 307-3706.